Archive for complexity

Fractally Speaking

Posted in Complexity, Geek, Nature, Writing with tags , , , , , on June 9, 2016 by reddragonpub

Sorry for the bad pun, but I couldn’t think of a title for this post.  In working with complexity and complex systems, fractals have an uncanny way of showing up in the research in the oddest of places.  Of course, this shouldn’t come as a surprise since a lot of naturally occurring complex systems seem to generate fractal patterns as part of their evolution and operation.  You see them everywhere, every day without realizing it.

Not sure what a fractal is?  I’ve posted a video that gives a brief explanation of what they are and how they form.

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Complexity – What is it?

Posted in Complexity, Geek with tags , , , on May 4, 2016 by reddragonpub

I know that I talk a lot about Complexity and Complex Systems on my blog.  And I realize that there are probably folks out there who are not familiar with these two areas of study.  So, I’ve put together a short video that goes over the basics of how this area of study came about and which also gives a basic definition of what a Complex System is.  Hope you enjoy.

Possible Conspiracy Post of the Week

Posted in Complexity, Geek with tags , on April 20, 2016 by reddragonpub

Being a true child of the 70’s and 80’s, I grew up watching The X-Files (the original, not the 2016 reboot),  Project U.F.O./Blue Book and Unsolved Mysteries.  So when it comes to strange stuff like UFO’s, government conspiracies and other strange phenomenon, “I want to believe” (X-Files reference for those of you who never watched the show).  I’ve put together a video on one of my favorite “out there” subjects – Crop Circles and posted it to my YouTube channel.  Unfortunately,  Robert Stack was not available to narrate it as that would have made it that much more impressive.

My Latest Obsession

Posted in Complexity, Gaming, Geek with tags , , , on January 22, 2016 by reddragonpub

I’ve recently started playing a new game that has taken me back to the nostalgic days of my misspent youth.  All the way back to 1984, where as a junior in high school, I spent entirely too much time playing a game called Elite on my Commodore 64 computer.  It was a free-roaming space trader/space pirate cockpit sim.  The wonderful folks at Frontier have rebooted that old game with current generation graphics and whole new levels of complexity. It’s new name is Elite Dangerous: Horizons.  The game has a procedurally generated galaxy with millions of stars to visit and an interstellar trading economy to match.  I’ve posted a couple of videos detailing the game and the numerous ways you can die in it.

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